A fundraising event by Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer had brought in a record haul for charity this year, selling more than 100,000 lbs of herring in just a few hours.
Fisherman Stewart McDonald say he can’t believe the number of people who turned out to support the event, particularly with the brewing storm.
“Phenomenal success, huge lineup at 6:00 am when it opened. And even though the weather wasn’t kind people really wanted to hang so it turned out to be fine.”
McDonald says he’s particularly impressed with the fishermen who spent the week catching the herring, despite rough conditions.
“The weather has been terrible this week. There are some really hard-working fisherman over there, real, true professionals put a lot of time into this. They catched in the middle of the night. It takes a lot of effort but everybody thinks it’s worth it because is such a good cause.”
Final numbers aren’t in yet, but over the past four years the group has raised almost $300,000 dollars towards kids with cancer.